Master Humphrey's Clock (In 20 Monthly parts), Comprises "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge."
London (April 1840-November 1841): Chapman & Hall. First Edition. Item #09152
Twenty monthly parts, in the original blue-green wrappers; an outstanding set, having ALL the ads called for by Hatton & Cleaver, including the quite scarce Tyas ad in part 1; ALL wrappers are correct. From the famed Hatton & Cleaver collection, with a bibliographic note by Thomas Hatton, concerning this very part, laid on to part 5. Large octavo in sixes, [i-viii], 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-306; [i-v]vi, 2-426. Original wrapper design by Cattermole; 2 frontispieces, 130 woodcuts and 25 initials by Browne; 1 frontispiece and 38 woodcuts by Cattermole; 1 woodcut each by S. Williams and Maclise. Parts 2 and 10 are partly unopened, therefore unread. Most spines are expertly renewed; neat subscriber's name on margin of front wrap of parts 11 and 16. Part 20 front wrapper with minor repair. Comprises first editions of "The Old Curiosity Shop" and "Barnaby Rudge." Housed in a handsome green quarter-leather slipcase with chemise. Provenance: The Hatton and Cleaver collection, The Heritage Bookshop, Charles Parkhurst Books, Inc.